Top 10 Best 8 Studio Monitors
for January 2022

Recommendations are independently chosen by MOOZ’s editors. Purchases you make through our links may earn us a commission.

1
9.8
SCORE
JBL Professional 308P MkII Next-Generation 8-Inch 2-Way Powered Studio Monitor

JBL Professional 308P MkII Next-Generation 8-Inch 2-Way Powered Studio Monitor

by Harman International Industries, Inc
What We like

Sleek, modern design provides a dramatic flair to any studio

more infoarrow_drop_down

Product Features

  • Broad sweet spot: neutral frequency response across a wide area allows you to fine-tune your mix even while listening off-axis
  • Updated HF and LF transducers: new design improvements result in optimized damping for superior transient response and impressive deep bass with lower harmonic distortion
  • New boundary EQ: restores neutral low frequency response when speakers are placed on the work surface and adjacent to walls
  • Purchase includes: 308P MKII studio monitor (x1), Power Cord (x1), quick set-up guide (x1), peel-off rubber pads (x4)
  • MkII series features next-generation JBL transducers, new Boundary EQ, and a sleek new design

Updated hf and lf transducers: new design improvements result in optimized damping for superior transient response and impressive deep bass with lower harmonic distortion Purchase includes: 308p mkii studio monitor (x1), power cord (x1), quick set-up guide (x1), peel-off rubber pads (x4) Broad sweet spot: neutral frequency response across a wide area allows you to fine-tune your mix even while listening off-axis Mkii series features next-generation jbl transducers, new boundary eq, and a sleek new design New boundary eq: restores neutral low frequency response when speakers are placed on the work surface and adjacent to walls

2
9.5
SCORE
YAMAHA HS8 Studio Monitor, Black

YAMAHA HS8 Studio Monitor

Black

by Yamaha PAC
What We like

XLR and TRS phone jack inputs. Crossover: 2kHz

more infoarrow_drop_down

Product Features

  • Room control and high trim response controls
  • 75W LF plus 45W HF bi amp system 120W total;Level control (+4dB/center click), EQ: High trim switch (+/ 2dB at HF) / Room control switch (0/2/4 dB under 500Hz)
  • 38Hz to 30kHz frequency response; Power consumption: 60 watts
  • 8 inch cone woofer and 1 inch dome tweeter; Produce low distortion sound with a well-defined bottom end at any output level

8 inch cone woofer and 1 inch dome tweeter; produce low distortion sound with a well-defined bottom end at any output level Room control and high trim response controls 38hz to 30khz frequency response; power consumption: 60 watts 75w lf plus 45w hf bi amp system 120w total;level control (+4db/center click), eq: high trim switch (+/ 2db at hf) / room control switch (0/2/4 db under 500hz)

3
9.5
SCORE
JBL Professional 308P MkII Next-Generation 8

JBL Professional 308P MkII Next-Generation 8" 2-Way Powered Studio Monitor (308PMKII) (Pair)

by JBL Professional
What We like

Sleek, modern design provides a dramatic flair to any studio

more infoarrow_drop_down

Product Features

  • MkII series features next-generation JBL transducers, new Boundary EQ, and a sleek new design
  • Updated HF and LF transducers: new design improvements result in optimized damping for superior transient response and impressive deep bass with lower harmonic distortion
  • Broad sweet spot: neutral frequency response across a wide area allows you to fine-tune your mix even while listening off-axis
  • New boundary EQ: restores neutral low frequency response when speakers are placed on the work surface and adjacent to walls

Updated hf and lf transducers: new design improvements result in optimized damping for superior transient response and impressive deep bass with lower harmonic distortion Mkii series features next-generation jbl transducers, new boundary eq, and a sleek new design New boundary eq: restores neutral low frequency response when speakers are placed on the work surface and adjacent to walls Broad sweet spot: neutral frequency response across a wide area allows you to fine-tune your mix even while listening off-axis

4
9.5
SCORE
Mackie CR-X Series, 8-Inch Multimedia Monitors with Professional Studio-Quality Sound, Bluetooth and Front Panel Controls - Pair (CR8-XBT)

Mackie CR-X Series, 8-Inch Multimedia Monitors with Professional Studio-Quality Sound, Bluetooth and Front Panel Controls

Pair (CR8-XBT)

by Mackie
What We like

All-wood cabinet provides a natural sonic character

more infoarrow_drop_down

Product Features

  • Professional studio-quality sound
  • Flexible inputs - 1/4, 1\8", RCA, and Bluetooth
  • Hookup cables and isolation pads included
  • 160 watts of clean, articulate stereo sound

Hookup cables and isolation pads included 160 watts of clean, articulate stereo sound Professional studio-quality sound Flexible inputs - 1/4, 1\8", rca, and bluetooth

5
8.8
SCORE
Yamaha HS8 W 8-Inch Powered Studio Monitor Speaker, White

Yamaha HS8 W 8-Inch Powered Studio Monitor Speaker

White

by Yamaha PAC
What We like

Advanced noise reduction technology to meet the demands of professional production environments

more infoarrow_drop_down

Product Features

  • Perfectly matched amp unit for consistently flat response
  • Newly developed transducers, which deliver a higher degree of accuracy and an extended frequency response (up to 30kHz)

Perfectly matched amp unit for consistently flat response Newly developed transducers, which deliver a higher degree of accuracy and an extended frequency response (up to 30khz)

6
8.5
SCORE
Mackie MR Series, Studio Monitor 8-Inch with 65 Watts of Bi-Amplified Class A/B Amplification, Powered (MR824)

Mackie MR Series

Studio Monitor 8-Inch with 65 Watts of Bi-Amplified Class A/B Amplification, Powered (MR824)

by Loud Technologies, Inc.
What We like

Designed for superior mix translations and accuracy for professional results in any studio

more infoarrow_drop_down

Product Features

  • 8 polypropylene woofer delivers responsive, dynamic low frequency response
  • 65 Watts of bi-amplified Class A/B amplification
  • 1 silk dome tweeter provides fast transient response for detailed high end and vocal clarity
  • Equipped with Mackies proven logarithmic waveguide design. Ultra-wide dispersion for Enhanced stereo imaging and listening sweet spot

Equipped with mackies proven logarithmic waveguide design. ultra-wide dispersion for enhanced stereo imaging and listening sweet spot 8 polypropylene woofer delivers responsive, dynamic low frequency response 1 silk dome tweeter provides fast transient response for detailed high end and vocal clarity 65 watts of bi-amplified class a/b amplification

7
7.6
SCORE
Mackie XR824 Professional Studio Monitor, 8

Mackie XR824 Professional Studio Monitor

8", 8" Model

by Loud Technologies, Inc.
What We like

Logarithmic waveguide provides acoustic alignment for balanced sound across the entire frequency spectrum

more infoarrow_drop_down

Product Features

  • 160W Class-D amplification and 36Hz - 22 kHz frequency response
  • 8" Kevlar woofer offers fast transient recovery for incredibly accurate bass response
  • Optimize the XR824 for your mixing space with dedicated acoustic space controls and HF/LF filters
  • ELP Bass Reflex System engineered for zero turbulence, providing greatly increased output capability and extended low-frequency response

Elp bass reflex system engineered for zero turbulence, providing greatly increased output capability and extended low-frequency response 8" kevlar woofer offers fast transient recovery for incredibly accurate bass response Optimize the xr824 for your mixing space with dedicated acoustic space controls and hf/lf filters 160w class-d amplification and 36hz - 22 khz frequency response

8
7.6
SCORE
Kali Audio LP-8 Studio Monitor - 8

Kali Audio LP-8 Studio Monitor

8" inch

by Kali Audio
What We like

3D IMAGING WAVEGUIDE: The 3-D Imaging Waveguide allows you to hear a 3-D soundstage from a stereo pair of speakers.

more infoarrow_drop_down

Product Features

  • BOUNDARY EQ: Kali Audios signature Boundary EQ settings help you achieve optimum sound in your recording environment while maintaining neutral sonic reproduction in a variety of settings.
  • HIGH OUTPUT: With 85 dB continuous output at 2.8 meters (roughly 6 feet,) and 20 dB of headroom, the LP-8 is plenty loud for almost every 1 or 2 person listening space. This includes home studios, editing bays, and most control rooms.
  • LOW-NOISE PORT TUBE: The LP-8 has the clean, punchy bass of a front-ported speaker with very low noise from the port tube.
  • BASS POWER: Bass on the LP-8 is delivered by a larger magnet and larger voice coil than any comparable speaker on the market. This gives you more accurate bass response that extends lower, so you can dial in exactly the low-end sound you need.

High output: with 85 db continuous output at 2.8 meters (roughly 6 feet,) and 20 db of headroom, the lp-8 is plenty loud for almost every 1 or 2 person listening space. this includes home studios, editing bays, and most control rooms. Bass power: bass on the lp-8 is delivered by a larger magnet and larger voice coil than any comparable speaker on the market. this gives you more accurate bass response that extends lower, so you can dial in exactly the low-end sound you need. Low-noise port tube: the lp-8 has the clean, punchy bass of a front-ported speaker with very low noise from the port tube. Boundary eq: Kali Audios signature boundary eq settings help you achieve optimum sound in your recording environment while maintaining neutral sonic reproduction in a variety of settings.

9
7.6
SCORE
KALI AUDIO in-8 Studio Monitor - 8 INCH 3-Way Design

KALI AUDIO in-8 Studio Monitor

8 INCH 3-Way Design

by Kali Audio
What We like

NEXT LEVEL RECORDING STUDIO EQUIPMENT We designed the IN-8 for producers who need to move a step above the average studio monitor. All of this means that the IN-8 is extremely accurate and easy to mix on, and that mixes made on the IN-8 will transfer wonderfully to other systems.

more infoarrow_drop_down

Product Features

  • 3 WAY MONITOR Unlike conventional 2-way speaker designs, the IN-8 features 3 drivers for low, mid, and high frequencies, offering realistic, accurate stereo imaging you have to hear to believe.
  • LOW DISTORTION The IN-8s total harmonic distortion is less than 1.4%, which is exceptional. This is the result of unburdening both the woofer & the tweeter creating less work for both.
  • CUSTOMIZED EQ FOR YOUR MUSIC RECORDING SPACE Kali Audios signature Boundary EQ settings help you achieve optimum sound in your recording environment while maintaining neutral sonic reproduction in a variety of settings.
  • ADVANCED STUDIO MONITORS The IN-8 Studio Monitor is a speaker like no other. Using the same woofer and tweeter from Kalis celebrated LP-8, the IN-8 adds a midrange driver that surrounds the tweeter and acts as its waveguide.

Customized eq for your music recording space Kali Audios signature boundary eq settings help you achieve optimum sound in your recording environment while maintaining neutral sonic reproduction in a variety of settings. Low distortion the in-8s total harmonic distortion is less than 1.4%, which is exceptional. this is the result of unburdening both the woofer & the tweeter creating less work for both. Advanced studio monitors the in-8 studio monitor is a speaker like no other. using the same woofer and tweeter from kalis celebrated lp-8, the in-8 adds a midrange driver that surrounds the tweeter and acts as its waveguide. 3 way monitor unlike conventional 2-way speaker designs, the in-8 features 3 drivers for low, mid, and high frequencies, offering realistic, accurate stereo imaging you have to hear to believe.

10
7.1
SCORE
Neumann KH 80 Active DSP Powered Studio Monitor

Neumann KH 80 Active DSP Powered Studio Monitor

by Neumann
What We like

Latest modeling techniques used to minimize non-linear distortion Smoother off-axis response, more forgiving of diverse acoustical environments Compact polycarbonate composite cabinet Powerful highly efficient amplifiers with large headroom Wide range input gain and output level controls

more infoarrow_drop_down

Product Features

  • The KH 80 Active DSP is designed for use as a near-field monitor, as a front loudspeaker in small multi-channel systems, or as a rear loudspeaker in a compact multi-channel systems
  • The KH 80 Active DSP Powered Studio Monitor is a professional reference monitor representing the latest in acoustic and electronic simulation and measurement technologies to ensure the most accurate sound reproduction possible
  • This allows the loudspeaker to be used in diverse acoustical conditions, with any source equipment and in a wide variety of physical locations
  • The Neumann KH 80 Active DSP Powered Studio Monitor is a 2-way active bi-amplified studio monitor featuring a DSP engine with network control, a Mathematically Modeled Dispersion Waveguide (MMD), an analog input and an extensive range of mounting hardware

This allows the loudspeaker to be used in diverse acoustical conditions, with any source equipment and in a wide variety of physical locations The kh 80 active dsp is designed for use as a near-field monitor, as a front loudspeaker in small multi-channel systems, or as a rear loudspeaker in a compact multi-channel systems the kh 80 active dsp powered studio monitor is a professional reference monitor representing the latest in acoustic and electronic simulation and measurement technologies to ensure the most accurate sound reproduction possible The Neumann kh 80 active dsp powered studio monitor is a 2-way active bi-amplified studio monitor featuring a dsp engine with network control, a mathematically modeled dispersion waveguide (mmd), an analog input and an extensive range of mounting hardware

expand_less

I Agree
We use cookies to enhance and personalise your experience with us by collecting information about the pages you visit and actions taken on the site. More details